US, Iran designate each other’s organizations as supporters of terrorism


  • Iran has threatened to retaliate for the decision, and shortly after it was announced foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on President Hassan Rouhani to include Mideast-based US forces on Iran’s own terrorist list.


  • The United States has designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization.
  • The designation will potentially open hundreds of foreign companies and business executives to US travel bans and possible prosecution.
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